It was a warm and sunny welcome to the Northeast Kingdom for many first-time visitors as racers from 35 different countries competed in the Enduro World Series event hosted by Burke Mountain Aug. 12-14. Not to be outshined by the international competition, an abundance of locals made their presence known throughout the weekend, too. Ella McAndrew of East Burke captured first place in the women’s EWS 80 and her husband, Alex, finished 44th overall in the EWS professional race. American Richie Rude was the overall winner and had the support of nearly his entire family, including his 90-year-old grandmother, seeing him compete in person for the first time. Corrinne Prevot, owner and founder of Vermont-based company SKIDA and a Burke EWS vendor partner, placed first in the women’s EWS 100 category. The local power didn’t stop there. Brett Danderson won the men’s 35+ EWS 100 and Joe Fox grabbed 16th in the men’s EWS 80. Three team members earned podium honors. Matt Gilbertson, of Lyndonville, placed second in the men’s 35+ EWS 100 and third-place finishes were earned by 15-year-old Cameron Reimert, of East Burke, in the women’s 13-16 EWS 80 and Eric Miller (East Burke) in the men’s 45+ EWS 100.
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